Accountants And Accountability: Are You Ready For The General Data Protection Regulation?


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 09:00 09:30 11:00 12:30


 £99+VAT. (Click here for information on the Flexiticket discount scheme - fees as low as £45.60+VAT per place)




Robert Wassall 


From 25 May 2018 it will be your responsibility to change your ethos to data protection in compliance with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This places more onus on you to handle personal data correctly. That includes keeping data secure by protecting it from cyber-attack - a growing area of risk for all professional practices. Accountants are not just ‘the people who do the accounts’ and the GDPR is not just about data security. Clients will have stronger rights to be informed about how businesses use their personal data. They will have the right to request that personal data be deleted or removed if there is no compelling reason for a business to carry on processing it. They will have the brand new right to data portability: to obtain and port their personal data for their own purposes across different services. This course will provide guidance on compliance for both you and your clients.


Anyone handling personal data.


  • New obligations for businesses: reporting data breaches that pose a risk to individuals to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), and in some cases to the individuals affected.
  • Ensuring specific protections are in place for transferring data to countries that haven’t been listed by the European Commission as providing adequate protection, like India.
  • Obtaining people’s consent to use their personal data
  • Increased direct compliance responsibilities for data processors, i.e. those processing personal data on behalf of your clients e.g. external payroll services
  • Accountability: the GDPR creates an onus on businesses to understand the risks that they create for others - their clients-and to mitigate those risks:
    • Moving away from seeing data protection as a "box ticking" exercise
    • Putting intoplace  comprehensive but proportionate governance measures to create a framework that can be used to build a culture of privacy


Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Fareham



Course fee
with 25 place

£99.00 +VAT


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